Hero piece A tuxedo suit
Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Charlotte Rampling… Think of impossibly refned women and the thread that ties
them together is great tailoring. Cate Blanchett took up the mantle most recently in her black tuxedo with echoes of Helmut Newton. Despite its menswear
origins, there’s a rela xed femininity to this easy cut, especially with an undone silk blouse and rose-tinted
Gucci lenses. Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney do the best cuts, while Topshop has a whole section of its website dedicated to the cause.